John Cavanagh Beaded Jacket
This little jewel of a jacket was
designed by John Cavanagh in the
1950's. He began his career with
Molyneux in Paris, then worked for
Balmain after the second World War.
Cavanagh opened his own couture
house in London in 1952, bringing
the elegance of French Couture to
This beautifully chic jacket is
probably woven silk or a silk and
wool blend. The collarless jacket
has wide elbow length sleeves
trimmed at the cuffs in a wide band
of jewels matching the jacket hem.
The body of the jacket is covered
with jeweled motifs as well as
scattered prong set rhinestones and
gold beads. The jacket is lined in
cream silk and finished by hand. It
is in excellent condition.